NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Rooting for the home team is a given, but the Courtyard Newark Downtown decided to take things one step further by becoming the official hotel sponsor for the Newark Bears.

The Newark Bears, part of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, play at the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, just minutes from this Essex County hotel, making the partnership convenient for both the team and fans. In addition to an impressive roster, the Bears' coaching staff includes some major league talent. Manager Garry Templeton is a three time MLB All Star who spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, and pitching coach Ralph Citarella was drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st round of the 1979 amateur draft. 

As the official sponsor of the 2013 season, this Newark hotel near EWR Airport will host away teams and umpires, and offer discounted rates for fans. With regular-season home games through the end of August, local fans and out-of-town hotel guests have plenty of opportunity to cheer the Bears on to the playoffs.

Single-game tickets start as low as $10, and combined with a deal at this Newark hotel, visitors can celebrate summer without breaking the bank. In addition to Bears baseball, downtown Newark offers numerous activities for all interests. Catch major music acts at Prudential Center, classical performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra or theater and other shows at the NJ Performing Arts Center. History and culture buffs will enjoy the Newark Museum and The New Jersey Historical Society, while Military Park and Turtle Back Zoo offer opportunities to get in tune with nature. Golfers are just a few miles away from two courses, but the Courtyard Newark Downtown offers its own option for active guests with a fitness center. After a day at the ballpark or the museum, enjoy a glass of wine or a delicious cup of coffee at The Bistro, located in the heart of the modern lobby. 

About the Courtyard Newark Downtown
Developed and owned by Tucker Development Corporation, Newark's newest hotel is bringing more than just rooms to the downtown area. At the Courtyard Newark Downtown, guests are greeted by innovative design, friendly staff and a lobby that can keep up with their lifestyle. Minutes from the airport, adjacent to big-ticket performances at Prudential Center and a quick train ride to New York City, this Newark hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Spacious guest rooms combine comfort and functionality and feature ergonomic work spaces, high-speed Internet access, plush bedding, a flat-screen TV and coffeemaker. While rooms are inviting and cozy, some guests like to spend time in the company of others, and the state-of-the-art lobby offers the perfect setting. With flexible seating areas and complimentary Wi-Fi, guests can connect with people across the table and across the globe. GoBoard technology offers the latest news, weather and airport conditions. The Bistro offers refreshing breakfast options, including specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee, and a variety of dinner items, beer and wine in the evening. Burn off some steam in the fitness center, or combine shopping and a stroll at nearby Jersey Gardens outlet mall. This hotel features six meeting rooms (the largest can hold up to 100), event planning assistance and custom catering.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Newark Downtown
858 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102